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Lesson Plans

Music and Art

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Fri, 19 Mar 1999 20:36:21 EST

I teach my kindergarteners to paint using Bert Kaempfert's CD "The Very Best
of Bert Kaempfert" I love the song "That Happy Feeling". It gets them bee
bopping while painting. It's kind of like musical chairs. We can paint when
the music's on, stop and change tables when it's off. I have various colors
in open jars on each of 5 tables. Two brushes per jar. They go to a table
for about 4 minutes worth of music, then switch. At the end they've been to
all the tables and used every color.
I loosen the routine up after a while, once I think they can handle it. By
the end of our tempera painting unit they can go at their own speed, to any
table they want.
Back to Kaempfert...I use the CD when other grades paint too. It's all
instrumental. The music teacher does a unit on him too (at my
request)...which integrates our two curriculums nicely. The kids are familiar
with his style and sound by the time we've painted to it a few times. It's so